In Winter Haven, Florida, police reported to the scene of a "horrific crash" involving a classic sports car and a seemingly indestructible tree. 20-year-old Carlos Pino was driving his silver 1986 Nissan 300ZX when he lost control while maneuvering through a turn. His wheels began to skid on the wet roadway, and the car ended up flying off the road and striking a tree by the driver's side front wheel. The impact was strong enough — and hit at precisely the right spot — to split the 29-year-old sports car clean in two.
Pino was airlifted to Lakeland Regional Health with non-life-threatening injuries. It's a good thing he was wearing his seatbelt at the time, because evidently that's the most durable part of a 1986 Nissan 300ZX. The Winter Haven Police Department posted the photo above, along with several more nightmarish images, to its Facebook page. It's part of their effort to educate the public about the dangers of driving while under the influence of being bad at driving.
What lesson is there to be learned from this story? Is it that young people shouldn't drive cars 9 years older than they are? Or that wet roadways are a threat to us all? Or that seatbelts really do save lives? Or is it that life is random and death awaits us around every corner? Yes, it's that one.